Facility Safety: Fire Safety

StairsKeeping buildings, machinery and premises safe is essential to the success of electronic component manufacturing facilities.

These common scenarios show typical safety hazards found in electronic component manufacturing facilities:

• A painted concrete floor becomes slippery around the production and assembly areas due to lubricant leaks from machinery

• A customer walks from the parking lot and trips and falls on loose asphalt

• Racking is installed without being secured to the wall and floor. Damage to a corner post by a forklift causes the racking to tip and collapse

These and other hazards may exist in your facility. You can help control and manage the insurance risks associated with facility safety by implementing these tips for electronic component manufacturers:

Fire Safety

• Notify fire department immediately upon discovery of a fire

• Adequately separate stacks or rolls of paper stock to limit a fire’s spread

• Verify the proper operation of the building’s sprinkler system

• Keep fire extinguishers readily accessible at all times

• Inspect fire extinguishers monthly. Periodically pressure-test them.

• Perform tag-documented inspections of all extinguishers annually

• Promptly replace worn or damaged extinguisher components

• Isolate large quantities of flammable and combustible liquids from production areas. Options include approved storage cabinets, specially designed and protected interior flammables storage rooms or secure outside storage buildings.

• Make sure proper ground and bonding lines are present and affixed while dispensing flammable liquids

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